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how to grow organic marijuana

How to grow organic marijuana

If you don’t have a good container (such as a garbage can) to hold your super mix while it cooks, you can water the mix while it’s still on the tarp, and then wrap it up.

    8 large bags of high quality organic potting soil with coco coir and Mycorrhizae (30 pounds each bag or

Organic Gardening Method 1: Compost Your Own Super Soil

As long as your nutrient solution and plain water aren’t too far out of that range, the pH will be self corrected in the root zone by the humates, microbes, beneficial fungi and your soil itself.

View a video of famous organic growers Jinxproof and Mr Spliff mixing their super soil
(start at 2:58 to skip the intro and get straight to the mixing)

In organic growing you depend on your soil and the humates it contains to buffer your pH. If pH adjustment is necessary because you are witnessing nutrient lock out, then you may want to look into adjusting your pH organically.

The benefits: Growing marijuana organically offers a smoother, more tasty final product. There are no harsh chemicals used and a flush toward the end of flower isn’t even required. Organic growing can be easier then regular soil growing and is usually much simpler then hydroponics.

How to grow organic marijuana

In most places, cannabis seeds are started indoors in March or April, and transplanted outside in April or May once the risk of frost has passed. Basically, cannabis seedlings need to be protected from freezing or other harsh conditions – just as any other seedling does! If you aren’t sure about your area’s frost dates, stop by this article. In it, I share veggie seed-starting calendars for every USDA hardiness zone. For cannabis, you can essentially follow the timing recommendations for tomatoes (but on the later end of the given windows).

I hope this all took some of the mystery out of growing cannabis for you. Please feel free to ask questions and pass this post along. To the left, of course. Wishing you the bet of luck with your growing adventure!

We prefer to grow our cannabis in grow bags, and I’ll explain why below. If you want to stick your plants in garden beds or right in the ground, be my guest! This is just what works for us. Check out how to build a durable and deep raised garden bed here.


Keep in mind that cannabis has not been legalized at the federal level – with the exception of low-THC, high-CBD hemp. Therefore, even if you live in a state that has legalized marijuana, shipping cannabis seeds and products across state lines is technically still illegal. But it is commonly done nonetheless. To my knowledge, people buy cannabis seeds online fairly easily and without issues. However, if cannabis is legal in your state, the most safe and “by the book” way to procure seed or started plants (clones) is from a licensed cannabis store.

Rock Dust contains micronutrients and trace minerals that are essential for a plant’s core biological processes to work at their strongest, such as nutrient uptake and photosynthesis.

Peat moss gets some flack for being not very sustainable. However, it also gets some of the best reviews and results for growing cannabis. Cannabis likes very slightly acidic soil, which peat moss naturally is. It is also an incredibly common ingredient in almost all bagged soil, so it’s hard to avoid in the gardening world. Aaron put together our soil before we were fully aware of the environmental concerns. Because we are reusing and recycling it each year, the best thing for us is to continue utilizing it!

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We prefer to grow from seed. Once we obtain seeds, we treat them pretty much like any other garden seed! They’re germinated in 4” pots full of seedling start mix, inside on a heat mat. Keep the containers covered and moist until they sprout. Ideal germination temperature is around 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Crab or Crustacean meal is high in chitin, which stimulates the soil food web and beneficial microbe activity. It may also help combat root knot nematodes. This meal contains both macro and micronutrients as fuel for the plants.